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Students study the basic elements of the Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. They also explore how engineers use rock soils for many different purposes.
3rd - 5th Science 21 Views 112 Downloads
With Earth Day quickly approaching, as well as many science fairs, why not challenge your class to investigate geothermal energy or other renewable energy resources? There are five driving questions explored in depth here, as well as four other questions provided for project ideas.
5th - 8th Language Arts 46 Views 34 Downloads
The Ocean Floor
Practice reading comprehension by approaching oceanography through 2 pages of informational text. The text compares the ocean floor to the Grand Canyon to gives students perspective, and gives a brief coverage of the earth's crust and ocean floor characteristics.
7th - 8th Science 31 Views 263 Downloads
Worksheet: The Movement of Tectonic Plates
A colorful wedge of Earth, map of tectonic plates, and numbered facts about Earth structure fill the first two pages of this resource. After reading and absorbing the information, geologists get into groups and make clay models to demonstrate faulting and folding of Earth's crust.
6th - 9th Science 255 Views 503 Downloads
Investigate and discover the importance of geodesy. Read about how geodesy is used to measure changes in location of points on Earth's surface. Students complete an activity to show location of points on a surface and fill in the blanks to complete 31 sentences about topics related to geodesy.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
The Crust: How Does it Move?
Students explore Earth science by answering geology questions. In this plate tectonics lesson plan, students identify the regions in New Zealand prone to earthquakes due to faults and plate friction. Students utilize fruit peels, water and a jug to conduct an experiment which mimics the movement of Earth's crust as well as other activities which simulate Earth movement.
4th - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 16 Views 90 Downloads
Looking Inside The Earth
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the location of structures inside the earth. They conduct research using a variety of resources and use the information to create a model of the Earth that focuses upon the location of the crust.
3rd - 5th Science 5 Views 18 Downloads
The Day the Mesozoic Died
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T Asteroid.
34 mins 8th - Higher Ed Science 5 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Inside the Earth - What's Inside the Earth?
Students examine the layers of the Earth by comparing it to a hard-boiled egg. In this layers of the Earth lesson plan, students decorate an egg with the continents and oceans. They examine and compare the inner layers of an egg to those of the Earth before discussing how volcanos are formed.
3rd - 4th Science 32 Views 265 Downloads
Earth: A Unique Planet
An entire unit's worksheets are included here in this earth science packet, with multiple learning styles addressed! Although the text isn't included, 6 reading guides are outlined with reading requirements indicated. Learners complete a model of earth's layers and take notes using fill-in-the-blank guides.
7th - 8th Science 107 Views 852 Downloads
Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2010
Every topic under the sun is covered in this New York State Regents High School Examination. With the focus of earth science, participants answer 85 quesitons about the solar system, geologic time, rocks and minerals, landforms, and more! An entire year's earth science curriculum is assessed by taking this exam.
9th - 12th Science 22 Views 223 Downloads
Earth: Our Big Blue Marble
Students investigate Earth and its resources. In this Earth, space, and nature lesson plan, students collaborate to design presentations on the Earth, its cycles, and how humans have impacted the planet. Images, diagrams, and background information on Earth are included.
4th - 5th Science 14 Views 60 Downloads
Where on Earth?
Tenth graders create maps to a secret location on the school grounds for others to follow, study topographical maps, estimate the size and shape of the Earth, explore various formations of the Earth's topography, and give an oral report on their conclusions.
10th Science 18 Views 93 Downloads
Dig In! A Study of the Earth's Crust
Students write a praise chorus and discover the composition of the Earth's crust. In this Biblical creation and the Earth's crust lesson, students read a praise passage from Psalms and perform a choral reading. Students discuss the gifts God created in the Earth and the layers beneath their feet.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Day the Mesozoic Died
While this is not the traditional, step-by-step lesson plan, it is chock-full of material that you can easily incorporate into your earth history unit. Its main purpose is to serve as a guide to using a three-part film, The Day the Mesozoic Died, which uncovers evidence in the fossil record for the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period.
6th - 12th Science 13 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Volcanic Eruption: Cause and Effect
Volcanoes are one of Earth's most destructive forces, but they also have positive effects. In an engaging lesson, young vulcanologists create an active model of a volcano, perform an experiment, read articles about the effects of eruptions, and complete a graphic organizer about cause and effect.
4th - 7th Science 116 Views 140 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable